this operation, i want to be clear, the united states of america has done what we said we would do. >> the president also pointed to what he sees as especially fast action, compared the month it took to get to this point, to the year it took to stop the atrocities in bosnia. many thought he should have acted faster, among them, john mccain who spoke with wolf blitzer after the president's address. >> he laid out the reasons why it was important to intervene and what would have happened in benghazi. and many of us are convinced if we had taken that action three weeks earlier, just declaing a no-fly zone, it would have had a similar effect. >> it's clear we're acting on the side of the rebels, and that we can, by keeping up the sustained pressure and movement, that gadhafi can be removed. if we tell gadhafi, don't worry, you're not going to be removed by force, i think that that's very encouraging to gadhafi. and so i believe that the rebels, as i predicted are succeeding because we negated the air power and the armor capabilities of gadhafi, and we're rapidly on the road to success.